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Guides to the Legislative Process

Listed below are a number of links to resources that will help you understand the legislative process on the state and federal level:

Maryland General Assembly - The Legislative Process:  How a Bill Becomes a Law 

Maryland.  Dept. of Legislative Services.  The Legislative Process

The Legislative Process (Congress.gov)

The Legislative Process (U.S. Congress. House)

The U.S. Legislative Process:  How Bills Become Laws

 

Constitutions

Constitutions are the keystones of governments.  They create the structure and powers of a regime.  Listed below are sources for researching federal and Maryland constitutions.

The text of the U.S.  Constitutiion is also available as part of the  various editions of the U.S. Code.  BloombergLaw, LexisAdvance and Westlaw also have access to the U.S. Constitution.

The text of the Maryland Constitution is published as part of the Maryland Code.  BloombergLaw, LexisAdvance and Westlaw also offer access to the Maryland Constitutiion.

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Current Federal Statutes

The subjects of Re-entry and Criminal Law can be found in both federal and state statutes.  At the Thurgood Marshall Law Library a searcher can access this information in both paper and electronic format.  Listed below are a number of sources for statutes.

  • Federal Statutes (Paper) - Located on Level 3 of the Library
    • United States Code, 2012 edition (Govt. Print. Off.)  [KF62 2012.A2] 
    • U.S. Code Annotated (Thomson West Pub. Co.) [KF62 .W4]
    • U.S. Code Service (Lexis) [KF62 1972 .L38]
    • U.S. Statutes at Large [KF 50 - Level 3] 

  •    Federal  Statutes (Electronic)

The databases BloombergLaw, LexisAdvance and WestlawNext all offer up to date versions of United States legislation.

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Current Maryland Statutes

  • Maryland Statutes (Paper) - Located on Level 2 of the Library
    • Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland (Lexis) [KFM 1230.5.M5 - Level 2]
    • Annotated Code of Maryland (Westlaw) [KFM1230.5.W4 - Level 2]
    • Laws of the State of Maryland [ KFM 1225 - Level 2] 

  • Maryland Statutes (Electronic)

The databases BloombergLaw, LexisAdvance and WestlawNext all offer up to date versions of Maryland legislation.

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